Nature Coast Human Resources Society

Proudly Serving Pasco, Hernando and Citrus Counties 


Putting the Brakes on the Revolving Door

  • Thursday, March 14, 2019
  • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Brooksville Enrichment Center at Bayfront Health / Brooksville, 17222 Cortez Boulevard, Suite 120, Brooksville, FL 34601


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Why Retention Matters & Getting Managers on Board


Approved for HRCI and SHRM PDC's Credit

As the economy steadily improves, pressures continue mount for companies to attract and retain talent. Unfortunately, managers often don’t understand the positive and negative impact they can have on retaining their employees. It’s commonly known that employees stay or leave a company because of a manager, however what is not often discussed is the negative effect disengaged employees have on the entire company and what the manager can do about it.

A major part of the solution is helping managers understand their role in retaining employees through engagement, coaching, development, and performance management. It starts with changing the mindset of the managers and helping them make the connection between employee engagement and business profitability. Recognizing these four components will allow managers to increase employee engagement, improve retention and stop the revolving door of employees.

1.  What is the effect of turnover on business profitability and the success of individual departments?

2.  How do we develop metrics that tie employee engagement and retention to the KPIs used in our financial reports?

3.  How can we hold managers accountable for the growth and success of their employees as well as minimizing the impact of disengaged employees in their department?

4.  What steps are needed to identify key employees and ensure their long term retention with the company?


Specific objectives accomplished in this session will include being able to develop business metrics that tie employee engagement and retention to business results and being able to create strategies to improve those results. Participants will also be able to understand the importance of establishing ongoing developmental relationships with key employees in their department to improve the retention of those employees.

Finally, participants will be able to create tools that will help managers identify disengaged employees and develop ways to improve their performance and minimize the negative impact they have on business results.



Chad Sorenson 


Chad Sorenson is the President and Founder of Adaptive HR Solutions and has over 25

years of diverse business, communications and human resource experience.

He works with companies across the state that range from 5 to 1,200 employees and

focuses on leadership development, manager training, employee performance

management and employer compliance in industries such as healthcare, manufacturing,

construction trades, and professional services organizations. Prior to founding

Adaptive HR Solutions in 2008, Chad has been Vice President, Director and Manager of

Human Resources for several companies in the Jacksonville area.

He is certified as a SHRM-Senior Certified Professional and a Senior Professional in

Human Resources. Chad serves the 2019 President Elect for the HR Florida State

Council. He was also the President of SHRM Jacksonville in 2015 and 2016. Chad

regularly speaks to other SHRM Chapters, business associations, and companies across

the state on topics such as leadership development and employee engagement.

In addition to giving back to the HR field, Chad is actively involved in his church and

has been a volunteer leader with Boy Scouts for over 10 years. He is an Eagle Scout and

a graduate of Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa. The keys to his success are

Devotion to God, Dedication to Family, Continuous Service, Lifetime Learning, and

Always Remembering to Laugh.

Registration and networking opens at 8:15 am 

Nature Coast Human Resources Society, Inc.

Serving Hernando, Citrus and Pasco Counties

SHRM Chapter #705

6645 Ridge Road, Port Richey, FL 34668



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